November 26, 2008
This is what the dining room table looked like last night. Stuff. Do you know what this means? College Guy and College Girl are home! And that means “stuff”. When they were in high school, these little piles used to drive me nuts. (“How about taking that up to your room?” “How about putting that plate and fork IN the dishwasher instead of on the counter above the dishwasher?” “How about hanging that coat up?” “How about ….” fill in the blank.) When they went off to college, they took all of their stuff. All of a sudden, it was a little too tidy looking. (Not the island in the kitchen – that collects mail day in and day out, and we won’t speak of that. That’s someone else’s problem.) Funny, the things you miss when they’re gone. I can’t believe I miss the little piles of stuff that indicate they’re home. I won’t mention one “How about …” all weekend long, because I don’t want them to move any of it. (Well, maybe they could put their dishes in the dishwasher. I’m not too attached to that). Instead, I’ll be cooking and baking and totally enjoying having them home. These cookies came out of the oven last night – our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, with these fun chocolate chips that I found in the grocery store just for the holidays.
We’ll be off for the rest of the week, enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday here in the States. (All orders placed after noon today will begin shipping on Monday.) To all of you who are celebrating it, Happy Thanksgiving! And to every single one of you (celebrating Thanksgiving this week or not), please know how much we appreciate YOU here at The Loopy Ewe. You’re at the top of our Thankful List!